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Program Overview

In as little as one year, you can earn your health informatics certificate and prepare for a career as a vital member of a wide variety of health care organizations. As experts in the computerization of health data and implementation of medical record systems, health care informatics specialists are an important liaison, helping to interpret, process, collect, and research health records and related data.

You’ll earn valuable real-world experience at medical facilities throughout South Florida, through the clinical portion of this program.

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Program Details

Build the skills you’ll need to succeed in the world of health care informatics. You’ll learn about:

  • Medical terminology
  • Health information management
  • Health information technologies
  • Electronic health records
  • And more

Career Prospects

Employment of medical records and health informatics specialists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, driven by an aging population and increasingly technical health care facilities. An education in health care informatics opens doors to a variety of workplaces that include:

  • Physician’s offices
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and residential care facilities

About the College Credit Certificate

Focusing on a specific job or set of skills, these programs require fewer credits than an associate degree and are Florida Department of Education Certified College Credit programs. The credits granted will apply to a related A.S. degree.

Program Location

Additionally, the clinical experience portion of the program requires students to report to assigned clinical facilities within Miami Dade County.

Accreditation Statement

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The Health Informatics accreditor of Miami Dade College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate degree in Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2029. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Student achievement outcomes:

  • 2019-2020 Retention Rate: 93%
  • 2019-2020 Graduation Rate: 92%
  • 2019-2020 Employment Rate: 90%

Visit the Accreditation & Licensure page for more information.